Music Theory Products

  • Tone Psychology: Volume I

    The Sensation of Successive Single Tones, 1st Edition

    By Carl Stumpf

    Carl Stumpf (1848-1936) was a German philosopher and psychologist and a visionary and important academic. During his lifetime, he ranked among the most prominent scientists of his time. Stumpf's intention, as evident in his book, Tone Psychology, was to investigate the phenomenon of tone sensation…

    Hardback – 2019-07-28 
    Classic European Studies in the Science of Music

  • The Symphony and Symphonic Thinking in Polish Music Since 1956

    1st Edition

    By Beata Boleslawska

    1956 was a year of transition in Poland, and an important year for Polish music. This year saw the beginning of a political thaw - sometimes called the Polish October - in communist Poland. It was also the year of the establishment of the ’Warsaw Autumn’ International Festival of Contemporary Music…

    Hardback – 2019-06-12 

  • Critical Perspectives on Michael Finnissy

    Bright Futures, Dark Pasts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Pace, Nigel McBride

    The composer and pianist Michael Finnissy (b. 1946) is an unmistakeable presence in the British and international new music scene, both for his immeasurable generosity as prolific composer for many different types of musicians, major advocate for the works of others, and performer and conductor who…

    Hardback – 2019-05-09 
    Ashgate Studies in Theory and Analysis of Music After 1900

  • The Digital Score

    Musicianship, Creativity and Innovation, 1st Edition

    By Craig Vear

    Digital technology is transforming the musical score as a broad array of innovative score systems have become available to musicians. From attempts to mimic the print score, to animated and graphical scores, to artificial intelligence-based options, digital scoring affects the musical process by…

    Paperback – 2019-04-17 

  • Music Theory Essentials

    A Streamlined Approach to Fundamentals, Tonal Harmony, and Post-Tonal Materials, 1st Edition

    By Jason W. Solomon

    Music Theory Essentials offers an antidote to music theory textbooks that are overly long and dense. Focusing on the essentials, this text provides a clear-cut guide to the key concepts of music theory. Beginning with no assumptions about music theory knowledge, the book covers the core elements of…

    Paperback – 2019-03-26 

  • Schenkerian Analysis

    Perspectives on Phrase Rhythm, Motive and Form, 2nd Edition

    By David Beach

    Schenkerian Analysis: Perspectives on Phrase Rhythm, Motive and Form, Second Edition is a textbook directed at all those—whether beginners or more advanced students—interested in gaining understanding of and facility at applying Schenker’s ideas on musical structure. It begins with an overview of…

    Paperback – 2019-03-13

  • Thomas Adès: Asyla

    1st Edition

    By Edward Venn

    Thomas Adès (b. 1971) is an established international figure, both as composer and performer, with popular and critical acclaim and admiration from around the world. Edward Venn examines in depth one of Adès’s most significant works so far, his orchestral Asyla (1997). Its blend of virtuosic…

    Paperback – 2019-03-07
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • Variations and Variation Technique in the Music of Chopin

    1st Edition

    By Zofia Chechlińska

    While Chopin composed only a few works in variation form, he employed variations and variation technique in the majority of his works. Multiple modified repetitions of musical units on different levels of a work are so typical of Chopin’s works that this may be considered one of the chief…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28

  • Bending the Rules of Music Theory

    Lessons from Great Composers, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Cutler

    For students learning the principles of music theory, it can often seem as though the tradition of tonal harmony is governed by immutable rules that define which chords, tones, and intervals can be used where. Yet even within the classical canon, there are innumerable examples of composers…

    Paperback – 2019-02-14

  • Schnittke Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gavin Dixon

    Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) was arguably the most important Russian composer since Shostakovich, and his music has generated a great deal of academic interest in the years since his death. Schnittke Studies provides a variety of perspectives on the composer and his music. The field is currently…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07

  • Coherence in New Music: Experience, Aesthetics, Analysis

    1st Edition

    By Mark Hutchinson

    What does it mean to talk about musical coherence at the end of a century characterised by fragmentation and discontinuity? How can the diverse influences which stand behind the works of many late twentieth-century composers be reconciled with the singular immediacy of the experiences that they can…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07

  • György Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque

    1st Edition

    By Peter Edwards

    György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre (1974–77, revised 1996) has consolidated its position as one of the major operatic works of the twentieth century. Few operas composed since the 1970s have received such numerous productions, bringing the eclectic score to a global audience. Famously dubbed by…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Ashgate Studies in Theory and Analysis of Music After 1900

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